Delegates will gather at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing for China’s 20th party congress next week. Photo: AFP
Delegates will gather at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing for China’s 20th party congress next week. Photo: AFP

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How are China’s 20th Communist Party congress delegates chosen?

  • The selection process is different from elections in the West and requires multiple rounds of recommendations and reviews
  • Candidates must include ethnic minorities, farmers and ‘model workers’, but results often reflect elite preferences, according to Chinese politics scholar

Delegates will gather at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing for China’s 20th party congress next week. Photo: AFP
Delegates will gather at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing for China’s 20th party congress next week. Photo: AFP
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